There’s a famous saying that “you can’t out-give God.” When you do something kind for somebody, God keeps track. He always makes sure that you get more than you give”¦even if you don’t see it right away. In today’s Bible game, children take part in a treasure hunt to learn how it is in giving that you receive!
Kingdom of Heaven Treasure Hunt Bible Game
Having hidden candy all over the room (or maybe the playground or another free room), allow the children to find what they can and bring it back to the table.
Let them look around at each other and notice that some have more than others.
Sit down with the children with the basket of candy in your lap. Find the child who has the most candy.
Say to him”¦
Congratulations. You found a lot of treasure. That means you’re fast and competitive and you have a good eye. Does that mean you’re a good Christian?
A little confusing, but see if they get the gist: Being a gifted competitor and being a good Christian are two different things.
To be a good competitor, you have to be fast and determined and strong. To be a good Christian, you have to be giving and kind. You are supposed to treat others they way you want to be treated because that honors God. Now let’s see how good a Christian you are.
Find the child who got the least amount of chocolate. Point him out. Say to the child with the most:
Would you like to give a piece of your candy to (other child’s name)?
He should most certainly comply to giving one piece.
As soon as he does, reach in the basket that is in your lap. Give him a piece from there so that he has both given and received.
Find another child who did not find as much.
Now, would you like to give (third child’s name) a piece of your candy and prove what a good Christian you are?
As he just received for what he gave, he should find this amusing and easily give a piece.
As soon as he does, give him a piece from your basket again.
Do you see what’s happening here? This is how the Kingdom of Heaven works. It is in giving that you receive. There’s a famous saying that “you can’t out-give God.” And this candy shows it. When you do something kind for somebody, God keeps track. He always makes sure that you get more than you give”¦even if you don’t see it right away.
Who would like to give a piece of candy to someone who has less?
Take turns one at a time, letting children with more give to children with less, and you replenish their given piece each time.
By the end, everyone should have the same amount. Stop when everyone’s pile is equal.
We sell our lives to Jesus, but it’s not a loss at all. It’s when you do that you find you have the greatest treasure of all!
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